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. today bp agreed to pay the largest fine in u.s. history. the oil rig exploded on the night of april 20th, 2010. eleven workers were killed in the fire. 172million-gallons of oil gushed into the gulf of mexico. bp will pay $4.5 billion in fines. two employees? charged with manslaughter. one with lying to congress. cbs news reporter on what bp knew before the explosion. >> reporter: the two former bp employees charged with manslaughter were the highest ranking bp supervisors on deep water horizon. the test found signs that combustible gas was seeping into the well. the indictment alleges bp managers robert kaluza and donald failed to call these on shore. they allowed work on the well to continue. want gas came up the well and exploded. u.s. attorney general eric holder. >> this is an indication that we have shown and the company has admitted as a result of their actions people died there unnecessarily. >> reporter: federal authorities also charged david rainey about lying to investigates. rainey insisted 5000-barrels of oil were leeing every day when he was aware they estimated it was leak
. >> reporter: just this clear, the u.s. has given over $3 billion to israel to help promote peace. with the conflict never ending, i asked if american money is going to waste. >> america is investing in maintaining the peace in the region and also the american interests in the region. >> reporter: the u.s. has given money albeit much less, almost $200 million to the palestinians. about you that money only goes to the palestinian authority in the west bank, and not to gaza. >>> tonight, the woman who has taken a lot of heat in the aftermath of the benghazi attack spoke directly to her critics. for weeks, un ambassador susan rice has been attacked by john mccain for participating in what he describes as a cover-up. >> the president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> mccain says rice made misleading comments in the days immediately following the benghazi attack. rice is being considered for secretary of state, and some republican senators have vowed to block that nomination. today she spoke publicly about the controver
's controversial plan to move detainees to the u.s. could work. she says 373 people charged or convicted of terrorism are already held in u.s. facilities without security problems. and the reporticize the defense diameter -- the report says the defense department has room for more. >> guantanamo is a real stain on our country's image abroad. >> reporter: he's been to guantanamo and interviewed dozens of inmates. moving the detainees could make a difference. >> there'll be a lot more human rights groups and liberties groups pushing to have a trial or release, and i think it'll be stronger in america. and that could make the difference in finally these men will get a trial. >> i think americans would be on edge. >> reporter: some say the prospect of bringing terrorist into the u.s. pours salt into deep wounds. >> it's still fresh, even though it's been year, and to have them living on the same soil, it's just uncomfortable. and i think it's unfair to americans. >> reporter: the report says detainees could be held in six department facilities that are only half full. and the centers would h
estimated from superstorm sandy could make it the second most expensive storm in u.s. history after hurricane katrina. the estimates are between $30 and $50 billion. that includes economic losses, property damage and lost business. 90 people are known to have died in the storm. that number could go up. 4.5million people in 12 states are still without power tonight. cbs 5 reporter sharon chin has more now. >> reporter: some of the subway lines are rolling again. many people are finding recovery slow. they're out of gas, out of food, and out of patience. tensions flair on the road to new york city. traffic jams and gas lines stretched for miles in a commute of chaos. >> get in front of me. >> reporter: some stations ran out of fuel or power for pumps. triple a says only a third of the stations are open in new jersey and long island. some bridges opened up but police are enforcing a three person car pool to ease congestion. and more lines swell for buses, food and water. >> they're slowly trying to recover. >> reporter: millions of people in 11 states are spending their fourth night in
embedded information on the u.s. consulate in libya. they think it was an effort that is still being embedded. >> tonight, they report that the fbi agents have found classified information on broadwell's computer. >> and i do not know how she got that information. we should find out. i do not know why it is a rather confused situation. >> there is another twist to the story. the fbi agent who originally launched the investigation was taken off the case for sending the shirtless photo to jill kelly. as to what we're hearing from petraeus, he is set spending time with his family and his wife holly is said to be furious. >>> breaking news out of oakland. they resigned a scandal involving the strip club. at a bill for the houston club in 2008. the bill was submitted, but they were there with them. he was placed on paid leave last month. about an hour ago we learned he stepped down. we'll have more for you tonight on cbs 5. >>> his name is synonymous with the anti-virus software. now john's name is on wanted posters in central america. we've got the strange story of the security guru now
in all diesel engines. >> a second u.s. general is now caught up in the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus. and the same florida socialite is at the center of it all. was jill kelley's complaint that ended up revealing petraeus' extramarital affair. an inappropriate relationship between kelley and john allen. he was in line to become the military head of nato. that's now on hold as the investigation continues. allen denies think wrong doing and remains on duty. >> president has great confidence in the military. great confidence in his commanders and will continue to have that confidence. >> a person close to kelley denies any affair. even flirtatious e-mails could cost allen his career if the content is determined to be dishonorable. kelley is a 37-year-old married mother of three. >> she's named an honorary ambassador to coalition forces. john miller shows us it's a diplomatic nicety she may have taken a little too seriously. >> reporter: dr. scott kelley, a prominent tampa surgeon and his wife jill are on all the right vip lists. but according to current and forme
and then they fire missiles to intercept them. and the u.s. taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars for them, helping israel get the iron dome into the field. and israel claims that they hit their targets 90% of the dime. iron dome uses about 50,000 missiles to knock down rockets that cause as little as $100,000. >>> and a closer look at the depth and destruction. >> and the hospital at gaza this morning as bodies were killed yesterday in the air strike brought out to be buried. and the four children, they died along with their mother and four other family members when their three-story home was hit by an israeli air strike. the husband and father who lost their family was inconsolable. the israeli military said that they were targeted because they believe that the hamas commander was responsible for launching missiles towards israel and that they were hiding there. but with nine members of the same family killed, the israelis say they are investigating the bombing. throughout the night into today, the israeli military pounded the gaza strip and bombarded by what came on air and sea
. >>> this week justices at the u.s. supreme court will meet to decide whether to hear case on same-sex marriage. they need to decide whether to marry an appeal from defenders of proposition 8, the controversial california initiative banning gay marriage in the state, truck down by lower courts. the justices will sift through several other cases from other state to decide whether legally married gay couples in those states have the right to equal benefits. >> that will be an interesting session. >> it is. >>> meanwhile, the holiday rush for shopping focused on mom and pop stores this weekend. >> yes. for those that that didn't like the drama of the big box store, shoppers opened their wallets again for small business saturday. this retailer holiday was created by american express in 2010. the day focus on getting exposure for local businesses that can't compete with large retailer, but there are a lot of reasons to buy local. independent . >> i went to sun valley mall. it was really crazy, super long lines. merchandise all other. it is much nicer and more relaxed today. >> this weekend presi
marched to the u.s. embassy carrying indonesian and palestinian flags -- flags, as well as posters against israel. indonesia, a muslim nation, has no diplomatic relations with israel. >>> back here in the states, black friday deals may be red- hot, but who is really paying the price for them? stores like wal-mart, target, and best buy plan to open as early as eight p.m. on thanksgiving night to get more sales. employees of the retail stores are not happy about it and hundreds of thousands have taken their frustrations out online. on, a campaign is asking people to boycott wal-mart and it's growing. shoppers seem to sympathy with employees forced to work on thanksgiving. >> and that is selfish. >> most americans are overworked and underpaid, so, give them the day off. >> over 200,000 tarset employees and customers signed a petition to some say it's hard to find the spirit of christmas past, even with more holiday shopping days this year. >> and some point out the fiscal cliff that looms over christmas future. cbs reporter drew levinson shows us now retailers
the u.s. yesterday. and that's down nearly 2% from last year. but foot traffic increased 3.5%. and that indicates some shoppers did more browsing than shopping. >>> and while it was all about the big box stores and their sales yesterday, today the focus was on mom and pop shops across the country. cbs 5 reporter don knapp has more on the big small business saturday. don? >> reporter: ann, if things went as well this year for the small businesses as they did last year. at least for a big portion of them, this was their most profitable day of the year and of course that's the idea behind small business saturday. between black friday which the year got a head start with thanksgiving thursday sales and before cyber monday, comes still another campaign to get customers into stores. small business saturday. why? >> it means a lot because these days we get lost in the shuffle to some degree especially with the online presence and so on. >> reporter: peter barren in walnut creek says there are other good reasons to shop at a small business. >> so people will come into a small store
that their stories of sacrifice were remembered. a huey helicopter was among the memorabilia. >>> the u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s have been thrust into sudden stardom following the death of osama bin laden. but several s.e.a.l.s are now in trouble over a new video game made in the bay area. >> reporter: they call it medal of honor: warfighter, a video game so life like, that electronic arts consulted with members of s.e.a.l. team six, including one of the men that took down osama bin laden. 7s.e.a.l.s have been repry happened, their pay partially forfeited with for leaking navy secrets to electronic arts. the game does not recreate the bin laden raid, and it's unclear what information the s.e.a.l.s shared. the navy is not discussing the breech, but said the s.e.a.l.s have been punished for the misconduct, saying "we do not tolerate misconduct." since the raid that brought down bin laden, the s.e.a.l. team has become a source of intrigue. bun member wrote the book no easy day under a pen name, and some s. eavment l.s participated in filming of a movie with permission. the bin laden raid will also be the s
't the first high-profile military figure to lose his job. in 2010, it was stanley mccrystal. as a top u.s. commander in afghanistan, he ofrped highly critical remarks of the obama administration to a -- offered high school critical remarks of the obama administration to rolling stone. he called biden a crown and seemed to question the war effort itself. he was quickly relieved of his duties by president obama. >>> and then there's the challenge facing freshly reelected president obama. a looming tax deadline and a congress that hasn't always been entirely cooperative. >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. and i've got the pen, ready to sign the bill, right away. >> on the other end, the man who will be necessary for any kind of a tax deal, speaker the republican-controlled house. wyatt andrews
on the u.s. consulate in libya has sparked a nasty political battle in washington. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: at his first news conference since his reelection, the president defended un ambassador susan rice. senators john mccain and lindsey graham say they will block her elevation to secretary of state because of comments she made days after the attack on the consulate in libya. >> for them to go after the un ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: arizona senator john mccain took exception >> i doubt that the families of these brave americans who were murdered would believe that we are "picking on" anyone. >> reporter: the president also addressed the fiscal cliff. one way to avoid it is to extend tax -- not to extend tax cuts to the wealthiest americans. >> they'll still be wealthy. >> reporter: while john boehner agreed ballparks ises in, he said -- bipartisan cooperation is necessary, he said the president's plan is wrong >> we ar
the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in lib yachlt there were no -- libya. there were no cameras allowed, but the closed-door hearing drew plenty of attention. >> reporter: david petraeus sped away from the capitol. according to a republican senator he never had any doubt about what to call the attack on the american consulate >> there was no question in the mind of anybody that this was an act of terrorism when the get-go. >> reporter: by the morning after, the cia knew that some of the attackers who killed the americans were members of extremist groups. president obama refrained from calling it a terrorist attack when he spoke with 60 minutes that afternoon >> do you believe this was a terrorist attack? >> it's too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved. but obviously it was an attack on americans. >> reporter: from intercepts of cellphone calls and text messages during the attack, the cia knew some of the attackers belonged to al-qaeda. petraeus testified any mention of al-qaeda was edited out of talking points for susan rice when she appeared on "face the
to thank them for their service. >> this may be the last holiday away from their families as the u.s. winds down the war. >>> for the bay area mission in richmond, today capped off a week of providing meals to the needy. over the past several days, they were able to feed a hot meal to nearly 2,000 people each day. they also managed to give away 1,200 turkeys and all the fixings to the people in the neighborhood. thousands of people today. but one man took it upon hif to feed as many people as he could, using three simple ingredients cbs 5 reporter linda yee explains. love it.. america.. happy >> i love it. america. >> he is just an ordinary guy with a very big heart. >> happy thanksgiving, bud. god bless. >> yeah, thank you. that's a part of the sadness, something that happened for them and that they were not able to get in touch with those people to get help or to have that choice to turn their life around and to have some options. >> reporter: so he tried to make their thanksgiving day a little better. >> it's a loaf of bread and just some peanut butter and jelly. plus, feeding 21 more pe
dimension to making weapons in the u.s. >> we will also make sure that if it does come to the point where it becomes a concern for public safety, we will go out with messages to the public on some of the concerns and the do's and don'ts with that. >> alan martin, cbs five. >> as for those texas grad students, the company that initially leased them the 3-d printer took it back. they talk to the student running that company and he says he's confident they will have access to a new 3-d printer soon. >> that's disturbing. our weather forecast today's chili. chili are than what we saw yesterday. >> it's cool around the bay area. the highs will be a little bit warmer. hope your sunday morning is off to a good start. the numbers now, 39 degrees at concord, 46 oakland, 49 livermore, 48 degrees in san francisco. santa rosa 35 degrees. here's how it looks in the weather headlines. we've got a chilly start to sunday, little bit of a warming trend begins today. next chance of rain moving into the bay area late thursday. low pressure off the northwest will send a few high clouds in over the bay area
of veterans' day -a special tribute today for astronaut neil armstrong abd the "u-s-s hornet." the retired aircraft carrier hed >>> in honor of tea day a special tribute -- veterans' day a special tribute today for neil armstrong aboard the uss hornet. it honored the pioneer by reopening its exhibit of apollo program artifacts in alameda in 1969 they were quarantined to make sure no one contracted any viruses. >>> pooches on parade today in pleasanton. to mark a milestone for a popular pet friendly literacy initiative. it's the tenth anniversary of paws to read. the program has children read aloud to dogs helping the students improve their literacy skills and gain confidence reading in public. >> they actually become self- confident, happy children. who often go home and try and replicate the whole you know little program at home. >> more than 7,000 elementary school children have participated in paws to read over the last decade. similar programs are in other schools and libraries around the state. >>> well, now that election day is over, and another november tradition is just around the
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